Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Diesel fuel is exported from the US to Europe, and gasoline is imported to the US from Europe. Diesel fuel in Europe is far more popular and it is required to be the low sulfur type. That is one reason for the higher price.
As for low sulfur, the low sulfur is required for the pollution controls that would become fouled with higher levels of sulfur.
As for food prices. Other countries that were very poor before are starting to lead near middle class lifestyles (eastern China, and about 200 million Indians). They are eating more meat, more chocolate, see a thread on DP about chocolate prices going up drastically.
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
Building block or stumbling block.... choose.